Last Full Day in London - October 22
Five weeks ago yesterday I visited HMS Belfast (a ship that saw action during D-Day Normandy and is now anchored in the Thames), walked across London Bridge and circled the Tower of London. My journal says that after I returned to my apartment I "organized myself for trip to Edinburgh," e.g., I "did laundry, packed (95%)" before walking to "THE SHIP 4 fish and chips, 5 Pounds w Fullers Ale."
The walk alone was worth the money.
["A fantastic ship housed indoors beside the River Thames"]
["The Shard as seen from The Ship"]
["How goes the mail?" I ask the ship's postman. "Dry up," he says sharply"]
["Need a hand with lunch?" I ask. "Apron's right behind ye," says the cook's assistant]
["Note the brass icon for 'public washroom! 'Twas a life-saver"]
["Blue Group climbs a wall to escape traffic. "Good luck," I say.]
Last four words in that day's journal entry: London Pride and ESB.
Translation - I enjoyed two lovely pints at The Ship and was likely home and fast asleep before 10 PM.
But did I make the train to Edinburgh on time?
More to follow.
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